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Mother’s Day “Mom You Create Happiness” Trinket Box

Create for your mom a happy little trinket box that she can stash away all her treasures and keepsakes in.

At a Glance:

#4931 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

supplies

Mod Podge ® 7 Piece Tool Kit

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $15.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Antique Urban

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Coffee Bean, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $1.59
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $6.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $7.29
Item available exclusively at Walmart

Mod Podge ® Craft Glue, 2 oz.

Number Needed: 1 $0.00 $2.49
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instructions

Other Supplies

Foam plate, Brush Basin or container for water, Photo copy of photographs, Waxed paper, Assorted buttons, Fine grit sandpaper, Wood trinket box

Instructions

Preparation Instructions:
1.     Basecoat entire box Coffee Bean.  Allow to dry.  Sand smooth using fine grit sandpaper and reapply Coffee Bean if needed.  Allow to dry.

2.    If desired, paint the routed edge or any trim that may be exposed with Licorice.  Allow to dry.

3.    Cut a variety of paper shapes creating a collage of patterns and layers and trim photo copies of photographs to desired sizes.

4.    Cut alphabet letters “Mom you create” or spell your favorite saying and fill in the blank with one of the words.  “Happiness” is used in the photo.

Mod Podge Instructions:
1.    With each paper piece, brush a coat of Matte Mod Podge onto the surface of the wood trinket box as well as the back side of the paper using a ¾” flat brush.

2.    Position the paper where desired keeping glue to glue and press in place.  

3.    Next place a sheet of waxed paper over your papered project surface.  Using your Mod Podge squeegee, press and drag the squeegee over the paper from the center towards the edges to remove any excess medium as well as  any air pockets.  Remove waxed paper.  Repeat until each piece of paper is in place creating layers by overlapping some of the design elements.  Allow to dry.

4.    Continue using same techniques to adhere the photograph photo copies as well.  

5.    Allow space on the top of the box to Mod Podge your text or saying.

6.    Allow to dry; then apply a top coat of Mod Podge over entire project to seal all of the papers to the trinket box.

7.    Apply Dimensional Magic on saying and the word label “Happiness.”  Allow to dry.

8.     Embellish the trinket box by glueing buttons where desired.
 

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.